Paris, N. Talon 1643.
8vo. [xvi], 234, [2 blank]p. Ruled in red.
CONTEMPORARY FLEXIBLE IVORY VELLUM TOOLED IN BLACK (a small spot on each cover), double-rule outer frame and A CROWNED L in the center of each panel, flat spine with fleurons and lilies.
Only Edition. The binding’s somber tooling mirrors this meditation on Louis XIII’s final hours by his almoner, Abra de Raconis, who dedicated this eulogy to the widowed Queen, Anne of Austria (1615-43). I have found one copy in the U.S. In good condition (a few quires lightly browned), contemporary title inscription of père Rech, bookplate of D.C.
¶Bourgeois & André, Les Sources de l’histoire de France: XVIIe siècle 1776.